One week after a shooting on 44th Place East in Tuscaloosa left a man seriously injured, investigators have charged a 16-year-old with attempted murder and several other crimes in connection with the attack.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said police were called to the 3200 block of 44th Street East around 10 p.m. last Wednesday, where they found a man suffering from two gunshot wounds.

The victim was hospitalized in critical condition, and investigators immediately began processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

Six days later, officers found enough evidence to charge 16-year-old David Waller III with attempted murder.

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Kennedy said Waller is believed to have fired several shots at the victim last week and some went astray, striking a nearby vehicle and residence leading to additional charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle and prohibited possession of a firearm.

Kennedy said the 16-year-old will be charged as an adult because of the use of a deadly weapon and the serious injury the shooting caused.

Waller was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Tuesday afternoon on a combined $80,000 bond. He remained there Thursday afternoon.

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